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need some help as the boot/tailgate keeps closing on me and as i'm 6'3 and the fiat multipla has rear wheelchair access it's a problem, i bought these off ebay and fitted them in 5 minutes but it is still closing, i did get a full refund 14.95 but it doesn'r solve the problem. has anyone got any recommendations for these struts ? John
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Look for Stabilus or Magneti Marelli ones. I think Stabilus were the OEM supplier to Fiat.

RTG sell Stabilus ones on ebay. Ebay Item no. 163741059202 . That listing is for a pair. I've not bought struts from them before but RTG are a decent company to deal with, should you have any after-sales problems.
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Re: tailgate sruts help

Is the tailgate standard, or does it have stuff added for the conversion?

These guys can supply standard replacements: https://www.sgs-engineering.com/car-.../fiat/multipla
If your tailgate is heavier, they could also help with stronger ones, have a browse.

If the conversion specialist has fitted stronger struts, they may have a manufacturer part number on them, if so, search for that. Contact the converters if more help needed and the struts are not standard.
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@portland_bill - now that you mention it, I remember buying a pair of tailgate struts from the Brotherwood ebay store. They were selling them as "New - other" because they removed them from new Multiplas when they carried out their conversion. So they must have been replacing them with something different to the Fiat spec.
@jpuk - if the above is correct, it may be worth getting in touch with Brotherwood, as they are likely the only people that will know what you'll need as replacements.
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If they are standard, I think I've still got a couple of pairs in my shed.

Find out first then gizza shout, maybe I can help you out.

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well i contacted brotherwood and they supplied me with a pair of heavy duty ones 600n and fitted them and all working great now, thanks for recommending contacting brotherwood as they did upgrade the std ones, sgs wanted 68 each + vat and delivery
without the end fittings !!! these were 73 including the end fittings if the question ever comes up again.thanks again,John
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@portland_bill - now that you mention it, I remember buying a pair of tailgate struts from the Brotherwood ebay store. They were selling them as "New - other" because they removed them from new Multiplas when they carried out their conversion. So they must have been replacing them with something different to the Fiat spec.
@jpuk - if the above is correct, it may be worth getting in touch with Brotherwood, as they are likely the only people that will know what you'll need as replacements.

thanks for that info,John
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